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Old 06-29-2012, 09:31 AM   #31
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Whats causing rain to go back up into the soffits


could this paint crack in the windowsill have caused the water on my floor?
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Yeah, a crack on a surface like a sill could definitely cause water to get into the room.

There really need to be no cracks or gaps on any outside surface. Water needs to be able to run down and away from the house. Shingle, gutters, flashing, caulking and the like are all part of the process for getting water away from your house. Sill cracks, caulking (windows, doors, patio edges, etc) can all present gaps into which water can seep. Not just straight down though, sometimes during a hard, windy rain it may drive water more sideways.

This is why windows with screens have those weep holes at the bottom (that some folks incorrectly seal up). They're there to get any water that did happen to get into the window to run back out.
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Just had the first roof inspector stop by. He noticed a couple things. The very bottom shingle right before the drip edge, none of them are actually tarred down, they can be lifted up. He also noticed that the vents on the roof top of the roof didn't have caps.
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